Matt Vekakis is a gay poet & educator. He is grateful to have had poetry published in Cathexis Northwest Press, Tule Review, Peregrine Journal, Waccamaw, Poached Hare, Gravitas, and Inklette Magazine, with forthcoming publications in Appalachian Review, Meat for Tea: The Valley Review and High Shelf Press. He lives with his beau in the Tofu Valley of Western Massachusetts.
MATT PASCA is a poet, teacher and traveler who believes in art’s ability to foster discovery, empathy and justice. He has authored two poetry collections—A Thousand Doors (2011 Pushcart nominee) and Raven Wire (2017 Eric Hoffer Book Award Finalist)—and serves as Assistant Poetry Editor of 2 Bridges Review. In his corner of New York, Matt curates Second Saturdays @Cyrus, a popular poetry series, and spreads his unwavering faith in critical thought and word magic to his Poetry, Mythology and Literature students at Bay Shore High School, where he has taught for 23 years and been named a New York State Teacher of Excellence. Pasca is currently at work on his third poetry collection, tentatively titled Traitor. www.mattpasca.com
Aimee Lowenstern is a twenty two year old poet living in Nevada. She has cerebral palsy and is a big fan of glitter. Her work can be found in several journals, including The Gateway Review and Sundog Lit.